By Bryce Covert: The jobs that have been added to the economy during the recovery pay 23 percent less, on average, than those that were lost in the recession, according to a report from The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM). Continue reading here.
Watch Bernie on MSNBC’s Jansing & Co. talk about the recent election & the deficit reduction debate.
“Mr. Boehner has got to understand they lost & let the wishes of the majority of the people prevail.”
In 2012 Bernie has held dozens of campaign dinners and rallies throughout Vermont to discuss what’s at stake in this election. On October 19th, over 250 people attended this rally in Putney, VT.
“I want to thank many of you for the strong support that you have given my Senate re-election campaign in Vermont. It is very much appreciated. Let me take this opportunity to keep you informed as to what our campaign is up to.”
“What you are looking at is a nation with a grotesquely unequal distribution of wealth & income, tremendous economic power on Wall Street, & now added to all of that is big money interests – the billionaires & corporations – now buying elections. I fear very much that if we don’t turn this around, we’re heading toward an oligarchic form of society.”
By Senator Bernie Sanders Given Mitt Romney’s business record as an outsourcer and tax avoider, and his desire to continue the failed economic policies of George W. Bush, President Obama should be 20 points ahead in the polls right now, not struggling to stay even. At a time when the wealthiest people are doing phenomenally well, Romney’s plan to […]
By Emily Corwin The AFL-CIO of New Hampshire held its annual Labor Day breakfast at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Manchester this morning. More than three hundred working men and women gathered to hear from Governor Lynch, Employment Security commissioner George Copadis, and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, and others. The event’s featured guest and […]
By Senator Bernie Sanders Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and the Republican Party are now mounting a massive attack against Social Security and other programs. Using “deficit reduction” as their rationale, they are attempting to dismantle every major piece of legislation passed since the 1930s that provides support and security to working families. They are being […]
By Dave Shepardson A study released Tuesday by the Center for Automotive Research argues that allowing Japan to take part in nine-party free trade talks could dramatically boost Japanese exports to the United States. The study by the Ann Arbor-based group was partially underwritten by Ford Motor Co., which has been a heavy critic of Japan and […]
“From one end of this country to the other, hundreds of millions of dollars are being spent by the very wealthy to defeat candidates who represent the needs of working people. Not content with controlling the economy, they also want to dominate our political system as well.”